Friday, February 4, 2011

Carbs Can Help you Lose Weight?

I guess Atkins had it wrong. As always, I take these things with a grain of salt. New research is showing that some types of carbs can help you lose weight.

Read about it here:">

In short: If you stick to the resistant form of starch, you may feel full much longer...and be less inclined to eat between meals. Recommended sources of resistant starch carbs include sweet potatoes, beans, whole grain pasta, artichokes, yams, and quinoa. These carbs are only minimally digested, but the "full" feeling they deliver can go a long way toward helping you push away the plate.

According to Health magazine, the study of involved 4,451 participants. Participants who ate the most carbs (from whole grains, fruits and vegetables), remained slim throughout the duration, while the heaviest participants ate less starch resistant carbs.

I'm having a kind of "WELL DUH" moment here. Let's get this straight, people who ate whole grains and real vegetables lost weight. Am I missing something here???

I would imagine if people weren't eating whole grains and vegetables, they'd be eating white bread, white pasta and lot's of non-vegetables.

So isn't the lesson here just EAT MORE WHOLE GRAINS AND VEGETABLES?


  1. I always have a laugh at all the "new research"/"new studies" have found that eating smaller portions/more fruits&veggies/more whole grains and incorporating exercise 3-5 times a week will help you lose/maintain your weight.

    Like...WE KNOW THIS! I always want to slap the newscasters and tell them "duh!" when they tell us this stuff. And I always want to slap the researchers for wasting money just regurgitating the same info over and over again. Same thing with breast milk. We get it. It's "healthier" for the baby. Blah-blah-blah.

  2. Also, the notion that peole eat only when they "feel full" is wrong. People gain weight because they eat well past that point. I need not to eat the chocolate cake slices whether I had whole grain or white bread!